(Closed) What is this THING in my diamond?!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 1993

@marhealy:  I don’t know if you’re willing to share what you paid for it, and the total carat wt of the ring, but it could be very likely that you didn’t get ripped off at all.  Depending on the price point, the diamond that you have could have been a good value. 

Post # 36
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Considering you can see the feather in those less close up photos, I don’t think those specs match up.  Sorry you’re dealing with this.  Its such an emotionally charged purchase, I’d also be miffed to see a feather like that in a supposedly vs stone.  The ring is beautiful nonetheless though!

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@marhealy

Its still a very pretty ring, and sounds like you guys got a good deal! My only advice from exp. is without a GIA certificate people appraise diamonds at different levels. This happened with my ring, my Fiance was sold one thing, got it appraised at 2 places, and it was of a much lower quality, so he went back and made them give him a replacement with GIA certificate! I can’t believe they tried to lie to him!

Post # 39
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621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@marhealy

Ya I would just take it to any other jewelers and say you would like a 2nd opinion.

It won’t hurt.

Post # 40
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

That is a really beautiful ring.

I actually have the same problem as you. I recently (a couple of weeks ago) bought an antique ring as an upgrade for my previous engagement ring. The previous was a family heirloom (from my side) and and I have wanted a different one for a while. 

Anyway, it is an 0.68ct transitional cut G SI1 in Art Deco platinum setting from around 1935. stunning design and looks great with my wedding ring. I don’t have a GIA certificate, but one from the shop.

I did not see any visible flaws in the shop with the very bright light and outside it was sunny that day. I stupidly did not look with a loupe. I suppose I trusted the shop description on their web page:” bright, clean. Approx SI1 (small inclusions with a jewellers loupe)” and you can’t see it in their photo either.

having looked at the ring at home there is a carbon inclusion just to the side of the center Just under the surface. It is definitely visible in cloudy weather (which is most of the time in the uk) and at home with no electric lights at more than half an arms length. My friend could see it too. She thought is was dirt and tried to rub it off:-(

I had a local jeweller look at it and they said they wouldn’t maximum grade it an SI2 and that the inclusion was probably affecting the light reflection.

I’m not sure what to do. I’m worried I have paid too much? I feel so stupid for not looking properly and asking for a discount. Or is it an acceptable inclusion in an SI1? Am I just focusing too much on it? (It’s all I can see now cause I know it is there in the centre). I’ll get a picture in daylight tomorrow. It is otherwise a beautiful ring. I love the big facets of the transitional cut and the design and the fact that it has history. 

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